Line of Fire: Diary of an Unknown Soldier August - September 1914

Line of Fire: Diary of an Unknown Soldier August - September 1914


By (author) Barroux, Translated by Sarah Ardizzone

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  • Publisher: Phoenix Yard Books
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 182mm x 250mm x 10mm | 420g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1907912398
  • ISBN 13: 9781907912399
  • Illustrations note: 215
  • Sales rank: 11,193

Product description

A graphic adaptation of a 100-year-old diary brings World War I history to lifeOne winter morning, Barroux was walking down a street in Paris when he made an extraordinary find: the real diary of a soldier in World War I. Barroux rescued the diary from the trash and illustrated the soldier's words. In this striking black and white graphic novel adaptation of a 100-year-old diary, the events of the first two months of World War I are given fresh meaning and relevance to modern audiences. This is living history that has the power to engage new generations through one man's story that is silhouetted against the historical events that formed and transformed the world we live in today.

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Author information

Barroux is a popular illustrator whose books include "Extraordinary Pets," "Mr. Leon's Paris," and "Where's Mary's Hat." He has worked as a press illustrator for "Forbes Magazine," the "New York Times," and the "Washington Post." Michael Morpurgo is the award-winning children's author of such titles as "Kensuke's Kingdom," "Private Peaceful," and "War Horse." Sarah Ardizzone has twice won the Marsh Award for children's literature in translation.

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."..a remarkable artifact, given haunting new life." --"Publishers Weekly "." unforgettable reading experience for readers of all ages." --" ""fascinating." --"School Library Journal"."..this creative repurposing of almost-lost primary source material is an excellent all-ages memorial, especially fitting for the war's centennial." --"Booklist Online"